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Principal Byron Evans has worked in the Gaming & Property sector in the UK since 1988 and those thirty years have made him one of the foremost UK authorities on the commercial acquisition and development of ‘High volume, low stake’ gaming businesses.
Please read the Profile and Services pages to find out why Byron Evans is uniquely placed to advise both large, small and start up operators on all matters relating to Adult Gaming Centres (AGC), Licensed Bingo Clubs and Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) matters: from site identification, site appraisal, acquisition, planning, licensing and (management of) the compliance function.
‘Over the past 30 years, using various financial vehicles, (private, public and corporate)
Byron has assisted me in successful buy/sell transactions in the UK Gaming Sector worth over £500m.
There is nothing about the Commercial operation of these businesses that he does not understand and
I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for assistance with any aspect of business development or acquisition in the sector’
'Nick Harding Senior Advisor (Gauselmann UK) at Gauselmann Group'
BEC Partnership, helping to develop UK gambling businesses
The introduction of the Gambling Act in 2007 fundamentally changed the way all UK gambling premises would operate. Tighter restrictions and greater levels of oversight & governance now meant that operators needed to pay very close attention to a far more dynamic and constantly evolving Regulatory landscape.
Having been responsible for the entire compliance and property function for a number of large UK operators Byron Evans has seen the 2007 Gambling Act change, evolve and now start to mature. His years at the ‘coal face’ mean that Byron Evans has an in-depth knowledge of what the UK Gambling Commission and Local Authorities expect, he is frequently able to also use this knowledge to accurately predict the direction of travel of both national and local regulation of the sector. In this way he is well placed to assist operators to plan for change and to optimize their operating model.
In 2011 Byron Evans successfully argued that Bingo Licenses could be introduced into smaller high street premises, this victory paved the way for the introduction of products such as Bingo Express and Bingo Plus.
In 2013 on behalf of Praesepe Byron Evans designed and introduced the “Essentials of Social Responsibility & Compliance Training Workbook” at Praesepe, which has now been replicated by many operators.
There is now an increasing requirement for greater levels of Social Responsibility amongst operators and their staff along with an awareness of the potential danger to a small number of “At Risk” and “Problem Gamblers”. The BEC Partnershipis well versed in how to approach these issues in order to keep operators and their staff compliant in ways which do not overwhelm a business.
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Tel: 07970 148003